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Brooklyn Man Convicted of Manslaughter for 2016 Shooting Death on Steinway Street

28-03 Steinway St., where Qsaun Brown was fatally shot (GMaps)

Dec. 16, 2019 By Allie Griffin

A 27-year-old man from Brooklyn was convicted of manslaughter for the 2016 shooting death of a man in Astoria, the Queens District Attorney’s Office announced Friday.

Santiago Salcedo, of Madison Street in Bedford-Stuyvesant, was found guilty of first-degree manslaughter, first-degree attempted assault and two counts of second-degree criminal possession of a weapon after a five-week-long trial by jury.

Salcedo, according to the charges, had visited several bars along Steinway Street on July 17, 2016 with three friends. When the group left the last bar and walked past Qsaun Brown and another man shortly after 4 a.m., Brown and his friend allegedly made derogatory remarks about Salcedo’s two female friends. One of the women then asked Salcedo, “Are you going to let them disrespect us like that?”, according to the trial testimony.

Salcedo and his other male friend then confronted Brown and his friend on the street. After arguing back and forth, Salcedo took a gun from his friend and fired five times at 23-year-old Brown and his friend, who were both unarmed, according to the testimony.

Brown, also from Brooklyn, was struck once in the neck and died two days later at Elmhurst Hospital.

“This was a ridiculous act of violence that could have been avoided. An early morning derogatory remark started a chain of events that resulted in one man losing his life and now this defendant could spend the next couple of decades locked behind bars over foolish words,” Acting District Attorney John Ryan said.” Getting a gun is never the right answer to settle a dispute.”

Salcedo will be sentenced on Jan. 23 and faces up to 25 years in prison.

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Never Left Astoria

“Are you going to let them disrespect us like that?” Wonder how she feels now……“This was a ridiculous act of violence that could have been avoided. What a waste

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